McCandless Rain Gardens at Town Hall

View a gallery of images on the rain garden construction at Town Hall.

In partnership with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Town of McCandless has four rain gardens to help curb the water overflow into Pine Creek.

Located in the parking lot of the Devlin Memorial Field near Town Hall, the gardens prevent heavy rainfall from carrying sediments and other pollutants into Pine Creek.

McCandless Rain Garden Plants

  • Pennisetum alopecuroides - Burgundy Bunny
  • Liriope muscari - Big Blue
  • Physocarpus opulifolius - Ninebark
  • Callicarpa dichotoma - Amethyst
  • Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry
  • Chaenomeles speciosa - Orangestorm Quince
  • Clethra alnifolia - Hummingbird
  • Betula nigra - Heritage River Birch
  • Magnolia virginiana - Sweet Bay
  • Miscanthus sinesis - Adagio
  • Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia
  • Baptisia australis - False Indigo

Rain Garden Facts

  • 3,000 square feet
  • 29,750 capacity per rain event
  • 98,186 gallons captured to date